CEAS Major Declaration

Did you know that East Asia is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions on the planet?  Home to 20% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s GDP, East Asia has also generated global cultural phenomena like Anime, K-Pop music, and Kung Fu.

If you’re curious to learn more about East Asia or love the region already, the College of East Asian Studies (CEAS) encourages you to declare a CEAS major this week.

Like other colleges (e.g., CSS, COL, COE) on campus, CEAS is an interdisciplinary three-year major. Unlike the others, we have no formal application/interview process, and we allow students to declare anytime.  All you need to do is fill out this information form and submit your major declaration through your WesPortal.  To find out more about the major and its requirements, please visit our ‘about the major’ web page.

It is quite easy to combine a CEAS major with another major, and about half of our majors are double (or more) majors, coming from across the university with majors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, social science, etc.

CEAS puts on regular events, and we have a supportive, diverse, and dynamic community.  We’d love to have you join us.  If you declare your CEAS major by the end of this week, you’ll get priority on getting into CEAS classes when pre-reg opens next week.

We hope you’ll come join us to be part of the CEAS community.


Mary Alice Haddad
John E. Andrus Professor of Government
Director, Office for Faculty and Career Development
Chair and Professor of East Asian Studies
Professor of Environmental Studies
Wesleyan University